The CHILD Global Research Fellowship (CHILD-GRF) program is now accepting applications from promising early career research scholars in Uganda for the 2021 cohort. Application deadline is January 4, 2021.  CHILD-GRF flyer (pdf)

Apply now or review application PDF.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Early career researcher from Uganda

  • Advanced scholar (PhD student, recent PhD graduate, or medical doctor)

  • Interest in child and adolescent health/mental health, and HIV/AIDS within resource constrained settings

Application Instructions: 

Online Application

Required Documents (to be submitted through the online application)

  • Current NIH Biosketch ( or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Save as PDF “LastName_FirstName_2021_Biosketch.pdf” 

  • Career Development Plan (2 pages maximum): Save as PDF “LastName_FirstName_2021_CDP.pdf”

    • The plan should include the following:

      • Background, including relevant past research experience and coursework

      • Career Goals

      • How this program would advance professional development and research

      • Proposed outcomes and corresponding timeline

  • Proposed Research Interest (2 pages maximum): Save as PDF “Surname_FirstName_2021_ResearchInterest.pdf”

    • The Proposed Research Interest document should include a description of any studies that you are currently involved in and/or research areas of interest that you intend to pursue. HIV/AIDS must be a component in your proposed research.

Mentor Identification

  • You will be asked to provide the name and contact information for a local mentor with whom you would like to work throughout the course of the three-year program. If you have not identified a local mentor, the program team will assist you to identify a mentor upon acceptance to the program.

References/Letters of Recommendation

    • You will be asked to provide the names of two references who will be contacted via email for Letters of Recommendation. One reference should be from your doctoral dissertation chair, a primary mentor, division supervisor, or principal investigator (PI) on research work you are conducting.

    For more information, contact

    Laura Peer, Training Program Manager
    CHILD-Global Research Fellowship